Burkina Faso Refugee Statistics 1983-2022

Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.
  • Burkina Faso refugee statistics for 2020 was 20,252.00, a 21.71% decline from 2019.
  • Burkina Faso refugee statistics for 2019 was 25,869.00, a 2.98% increase from 2018.
  • Burkina Faso refugee statistics for 2018 was 25,120.00, a 4.01% increase from 2017.
  • Burkina Faso refugee statistics for 2017 was 24,152.00, a 25.8% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Uganda 1,421,133.00
Ethiopia 800,464.00
Syrian Arab Republic 584,059.00
Congo, Dem. Rep. 490,243.00
Chad 478,664.00
South Sudan 314,453.00
Tanzania 234,655.00
Niger 233,308.00
Yemen 166,936.00
Rwanda 139,501.00
Burundi 75,476.00
Afghanistan 72,278.00
Mali 47,385.00
Burkina Faso 20,252.00
Nepal 19,565.00
Malawi 14,897.00
Senegal 14,366.00
Somalia 11,235.00
Togo 10,808.00
Zimbabwe 9,266.00
Central African Republic 9,083.00
Liberia 8,233.00
Guinea 6,034.00
Tajikistan 5,588.00
Mozambique 4,757.00
Gambia 4,383.00
Guinea-Bissau 1,861.00
Benin 1,401.00
Sierra Leone 342.00
Eritrea 201.00
Madagascar 127.00
Haiti 5.00
Comoros 5.00
Burkina Faso Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 20,252.00 -21.71%
2019 25,869.00 2.98%
2018 25,120.00 4.01%
2017 24,152.00 -25.80%
2016 32,551.00 -4.31%
2015 34,017.00 6.66%
2014 31,894.00 9.10%
2013 29,233.00 -25.62%
2012 39,304.00 7059.20%
2011 549.00 3.58%
2010 530.00 -2.39%
2009 543.00 -2.34%
2008 556.00 3.93%
2007 535.00 4.49%
2006 512.00 -0.19%
2005 513.00 3.85%
2004 494.00 6.01%
2003 466.00 1.97%
2002 457.00 0.00%
2001 457.00 -33.96%
2000 692.00 2.98%
1999 672.00 19.57%
1998 562.00 -68.76%
1997 1,799.00 -93.66%
1996 28,381.00 -4.69%
1995 29,777.00 -40.43%
1994 49,990.00 657.77%
1993 6,597.00 16.35%
1992 5,670.00 1671.88%
1991 320.00 -8.57%
1990 350.00 -2.78%
1989 360.00 38.46%
1988 260.00 -3.70%
1987 270.00 22.73%
1986 220.00 144.44%
1985 90.00 -10.00%
1984 100.00 42.86%
1983 70.00 42.86%